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Thousands sue nuclear giants over Japan Fukushima disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:06

A class action lawsuit against nuclear suppliers General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi has ballooned to more than 4,000 claimants who are seeking damages over the Fukushima atomic disaster, the lead lawyer said Wednesday.

Another day, another radioactive leak at Fukushima

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 15:47

Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 litres (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.

More tank leaks found at Japan nuke plant

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 17:26

Japan`s top nuclear regulator raised safety concerns on Monday about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations after signs of more leaks of radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 15:27

In the latest flap, a senior reconstruction official in charge of helping victims of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis was dismissed last week after he used a scatological insult on Twitter to deride civil activists.

Stress emerges as major health issue in Fukushima

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 17:33

Experts say that mental distress could be one of the biggest health problems to emerge from the nuclear disaster in Japan two years ago.

Japan nuclear plant checked for fault line

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 23:14

Japanese nuclear regulators on Friday inspected ground structures at the country`s only operating nuclear plant to examine if an existing fault line is active.

Japan: Nagasaki marks 67th atomic bomb anniversary

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 15:39

Nagasaki marked the 67th anniversary of the western Japanese city`s atomic bombing, calling for a world free of threats from radiation.

Japan: Anti-nuke protesters surround Parliament

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 18:09

Thousands of people formed "a human chain" around Japan`s Parliament complex to demand the government abandon nuclear power.

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 21:21

Subcontractors allegedly forced workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to.

`Govt meddling added to Japan nuclear crisis`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:05

A panel investigating Japan`s nuclear disaster said that the ex-PM and his aides did not follow the official line of communication.

Japan min visits nuclear plant amid safety concern

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 22:45

The visit by Goshi Hosono came amid renewed concerns about conditions at the plant`s No. 4 reactor after its operator reported a bulging of the building`s wall.

Japan set to close down last nuclear reactor

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 14:24

Japan is feeling the absence of its reactors in everything from threatened power shortages to strained power grids.